Speaking of Astronomy, see the story on a Stonehenge-like artifact found in Brazil. According to at least some sources, the English Stonehenge was used for astronomical observation as outline in astronomer Gerald Hawkins’ "Stonehenge Decoded" written in the 1960’s. See http://www.qsl.net/w5www/stonehenge.html
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With all of this talk about energy shortages and the Iraq war, it is important to remember that electricity came well before Ben Franklin. While there is not absolute proof that this was indeed a battery, it would seem to work as one. See http://www.2atoms.com/weird/ancient/battery.htm